Restaurant News: Juniper offers Turn Tulsa Pink special menu
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10/25/12 at 4:00 AM
Juniper offering Turn Tulsa Pink menu
Executive chef Paul Wilson of Juniper Restaurant & Martini Lounge, 324 E. Third St., has crafted a Turn Tulsa Pink menu that will be offered through Saturday in addition to the regular menu.
Proceeds from the special items will be donated to local charities, sponsored by Turn Tulsa Pink, that provide services and support to women and children affected by cancer.
The menu items all have a pink hue, died naturally with beets, pomegranates, spices and wine.
Entrees, priced $26 to $28, include seared duck breast with pomegranate fig gratin and wilted kale; pork loin roasted in anchiote, red quinoa and cactus fruit hash; and scallops two ways - a red wine-braised bay scallop and a foie gras-stuffed diver scallop.
Appetizers and desserts, available at extra cost, include roasted beet and braised pork stew, lobster and beet pasta, ruby red grapefruit and pancetta salad, and pomegranate ice cream, pomegranate fluff and pomegranate white chocolate truffle.
Calistoga Cellars to host dinner at TiAmo
Tom Tate of Calistoga Cellars will host a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Friday at TiAmo Ristorante Italiano, 6024 S. Sheridan Road.
Calistoga Cellars was founded in 1998 in Napa Valley.
Tulsans Tom and Melanie Tate, David and Susan Wadley, and David and Tammie Maloney are key partner-investors in Calistoga, as well as Joe Harwood, owner of Arrowhead and Cherokee Yacht Clubs on Grand Lake.
The winery is best known for its cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel, but it also produces chardonnay, merlot and sauvignon blanc.
Cost is $75, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-499-1919.
Local Table schedules Scary Wine Label dinner
Prizes for best costumes will be awarded at the third annual Scary Wine Label dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Wines for the dinner will include The Velvet Devil merlot from Charles Smith, Owen Roe's Sinister Hand red blend, Corvidae Mirth chardonnay and Leitz Out riesling.
Dishes will include Louisiana deviled crab cake, black and orange pasta, spicy ancho chili chuck roast with mashed sweet potatoes and pumpkin mascarpone tart.
Prizes for best costumes are a $100 gift certificate to Biga for first place, $50 certificate to Local Table for second and a bottle of wine for third.
Cost is $35, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-794-8013.
Canebrake resort plans Howl-O-Ween party
Ghoulish delicacies, live music with Jim Blair's Bluegrass Drag Queens, a costume contest and door prizes will be part of the fun at Canebrake resort's Howl-O-Ween party scheduled 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesday.
The resort is asking for donations of cash, canned goods or other nonperishable foods for the Wagoner Community Outreach program.
Canebrake is located four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51.
This is an adults-only event. Reservations: 918-485-1810.
Chipotle sets Halloween event for charity
After 4 p.m. Wednesday, Chipotle restaurant customers dressed in costume may purchase $2 burritos, with the proceeds benefiting the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, an organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply while raising awareness concerning food issues.
Customers also may visit tulsaworld.com/chipotleboorito to learn how to participate in a Halloween costume contest and the chance to win $2,500.
Polo Grill receives two national awards
The Polo Grill in Utica Square has received two national awards.
The Polo Grill was one of 521 restaurants to be recognized by Distinguished Restaurants of North America, which conducts independent and anonymous restaurant inspections, according to a press release.
It evaluates all aspects of a distinguished dining experience, including cuisine, menu, beverage, service and ambience.
The restaurant also received its 15th consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The award was granted to 878 restaurants worldwide in 2012. The Polo Grill wine list includes more than 1,100 selections.
National burger chain Mooyah opens
National hamburger chain Mooyah has opened at 6921 S. Lewis Ave.
The company motto is "Mooyah is just burgers," and that's pretty accurate.
Customers fill out an order form when they enter and may choose among a Mooyah (beef) burger, turkey burger, veggie burger, hot dog, french fries, sweet potato fries, shakes and soft drinks. That's it.
Burgers come with a choice of white bread bun, wheat bun or lettuce wrap; 17 free toppings; and eight extra-charge toppings that include five cheeses, bacon, avocado and fried onion strings. Base price for burgers is $5.25, and extra-charge toppings range from 75 cents to 95 cents.
Mooyah started in Plano, Texas, five years ago, and the Tulsa store is the 37th in the chain.
Ken Ferriabough is owner, and Don Grimes is general manager.
Mooyah is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. It is located on the east side of Lewis Avenue, across the parking lot from Panera Bread.
Dooley's Angus Inn sold, to become Timberline
Dooley's Angus Inn, a fixture in downtown Broken Arrow for almost 12 years at 201 S. Main St., has been purchased and will be renamed Timberline.
"My wife and I bought it recently, and we currently have it closed while we do some remodeling," owner Steve Ruhl said. "I hope to have Timberline open in a few weeks."
Ruhl said the menu will be similar to the Angus Inn's, heavy on steaks and American grill items.
Original Print Headline: Restaurant News
Juniper is offering a Turn Tulsa Pink menu through Saturday. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World file
Local Table will host the third annual Scary Wine Label dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World file
The Polo Grill was honored recently by Distinguished Restaurants of North America and Wine Spectator. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file